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. it was interesting that in the obama recovery, family income went down to $2,500 a year, where during the recession, income went down $1,500 a year. families were doing worse, yet extremely good campaign, and he won despite his disadvantages and he won frankly in a predictable way. he made the election about his opponent. the romney people allowed obama to define romney. this was rather than romney defining romney, and that is why it is important for republicans we do wrong? the idea that the republican party is in some terrible shape -- certainly i do not buy that. not buy that? >> i do not. i have been around since 1968. i have seen terrible shape. i remember watergate, i remember when the 13% of americans republicans, and the national if we should change the name of the party. whispereds not been now. >> for 40 years, the most number of republicans in the house was 192. today we have 230 something, and it is absolutely right to figure out what you did wrong, and the obama people outperformed republicans in a number of ways. the idea that we are on the brink of going out of business is overstated
people think we have had such a contentious relationship. he had a past relationship with president obama. most would deny it. mittsaid that he supported romney. he did not do much to support president obama and this election recycle. --did they do a lot to bid bridge the gaps. , we sawuld be persuaded the israeli public they even though it may started with mistrust towards obama, it ended this week with a lot of affection. --really did manage to build bridge some of these gaps. he arrived in israel on wednesday. he met with the prime minister and president perez. he traveled to the west bank and he met with the palestinian authority. on friday, meeting with the president of jordan before playing tourist yesterday and he asked to washington about iran's ambitions. here is more from the trip and the comments of the israeli prime has -- president. we discussed the long-range issues for both of our countries. among these is iran's relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons. , you have made it clear that you are determined to preventing iran from developing nuclear weapons. i appreciate your forth
. 2013] >> president obama is set to nominate thomas perez to be the next secretary of labor. the white house says he has been the head of the justice department's civil-rights division for a number of years. president obama plans to announce the nomination this morning at the white house in the east room. c-span2 will have live coverage of that starting at 11:30 this morning. congress is set to return to capitol hill today. later this week to work on fiscal spending for the rest of this budget year and for the next fiscal year. the senate is working on the spending bill and it will be the focus this afternoon. you can see live coverage of the senate beginning at 2:00 eastern on c-span2. before the senate c-span2 will be live with carl levin. he will be at the council on foreign relations. c-span3 will be live with a discussion on the persian gulf. a more private first lady, elizabeth much growth refused to continue the tradition of making social calls to washington post political society. she spoke french inside the white house and gained a reputation of being queenly by her critics. w
obama, but succeed on the public part of the trip. it is two trips in one to israel. the public part, you'd be hard- pressed to find a ford minivan'' worth of israelis that are anti- american. they want to like an american president. whatever their differences, for the most part, every stop along the visit is designed, choreographed to touch deeper chords in israeli society, whether it is the shrine of the books, or the stop at hertzel's tomb, or talking to israeli kids about their future in the 21st century. these are things obama will do very well at. i think this trip -- i would be surprised if it is not a success. there'll be some pickups, -- some hiccups, but the big piece, the public part i think is going to be successful to the extent it can. the way i see it, some say obama is just checking a box. i think he sees that the way towards managing his relationship with the israeli government runs through the israeli public. it does not mean that netanyahu is completely poll focused. i think the issue of iran as a gut issue for netanyahu. it is not just looking at public opinion. c
armies. no government is good at the work of nation building, including ours. then there is the obama wave. find and concord. i do not want america to be in the business of turning every land into combat for democracy -- not democracy. >> they decide they will go to kill some americans. what difference does it make? >> is she there? you, and thank you for being nice to paul. i want to answer this. of course we are the world's policeman. it has been left to us. the extent we are unwilling prevent our people kids from going to school, we are the world's bullies. what we are not is the world's social worker. the false obligation to bring universal sovereign two countries, to make sure people can listen to madonna, these are worthy goals. we are good at the big tasks. building roads, opposing armies. no one is as good at nation building, including ours. >> next question, and, tucker, you will go first. federal debt does not matter. we can stimulate our way to prosperity. >> you are insane for suggesting such a notion. i believe that that matters because i believe in math. here's what i kn
it be known late last night that president obama will announce today his nomination of assistant attorney general tom perez for the open labor secretary seat on his cabinet. and at the national press club here in washington this morning, republican national committee chairman reice preibus is set to release a report for a plan on how to expand the party in the future. and that's where we want to begin with you this morning in our first 45 minutes on the "washington journal." we want to hear from republican callers, just republican callers today about this report and the recommendations in it. in these first 45 minutes, we'll set up the phone lines for republicans in the eastern and central region at 202-585-3880. in the mountain and pacific region, republicans can call 202-585-3881. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media silingtse, on twitter and to ook, or email us journal@c-span.org. i want to take you to the statement yesterday. he was on cbs' "face the nation" to talk about this new report. here's a bit of that now. >> for the first time in our party's histor
." from michelle obama on the role of first ladies throughout history. that is available for the discounted price of $12.95 plus shipping. that is at c-span.org/products. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. next, a former white house middle east advisers discussed president obama's trip to israel. that is followed by senator carl levin, chairman of the armed services committee, and u.s. defense and foreign policy. later a discussion on expanding coverage under the health care law for the lgbt community. >> president obama is set to arrive in israel on wednesday, followed by a was -- a visit to the west bank and a final stop in jordan, during his first overseas trip in his second term. two former middle east advisers discussed theouse president's trip. from the washington institute, this is 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. and welcome to the washington institute. i am the director of the institute. i'm very happy to welcome all of you today. just at the outside, if i could remind you, cell phon
of the little things we saw like a vote yesterday in the senate to repeal the medical device tax in obama care, not going to be binding. so even though they took dozens and dozens, they considered more than a hundred amendments in the last 24 hours, none of those will have effect. t was mostly symbolic. host: we go to james. caller: everybody is complaining about government shutdown and all the situations we are dealing with. i want to ask the question why isn't anybody going back to the root of this situation when we got into this with president bush with illegal war. now president obama is bringing the soldiers back and the war is over. where are the funds from that to be utilized back into society and all the oil we got from you is dam hugh sane. why isn't going back to the fact the reason we got into this is what happened with bush and his administration and obama had to pull us out of that. nobody was complaining about hutdown and all these problems that happened. host: we'll leave it there. guest: republicans were hitting deficit spending that the budget that the cr isn't addressing the
direction. >> just this past weekend, chuck todd with a series of questions to president obama, as the president continued his trip through the middle east and was joined by the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i want to follow up a little on the peace process. you began your first term, big fanfare, cairo speech to talk to the muslim world, the decision to have a middle east envoy early. you weren't going to let this slip to your second term, the second term with the mideast peace process. what went wrong? why are we further away from a two-state solution. i know you said you want to talk more about this tomorrow, but what do you believe went wrong? did you push israel too hard? what do you wish you would have done differently? and mr. prime minister, i want to help out my colleague here, with a follow-up, do you accept the president's understanding that iran is a year away when it comes to nuclear weapons. another question i have for you -- >> you are like the israeli press. you say you have one question, and then -- the l
. president obama, back in washington this morning following his middle east trip. forress is in recess passover and easter. the senate concluded its first budget in four years. michael bloomberg is launching a new ad campaign for guns and background purchasers. sunday, march 24, but we start with the front page of "the new york daily news." the me just read a portion of what they're writing -- host: politico is reporting on a story this morning, michael bloomberg pushing senators in a $12 million ad campaign, running the ads in 13 states during the easter and passover recess focused on expanding background checks for gun purchasers. solemnly supporting republicans in states where groups can most influence the upcoming votes. we would get your calls and comments on this. you can join us on line, twitter.com/c-spanwj, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. or you give us a phone call, for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. let's take a line -- let's take a look at one of the latest ads from mayor michael bloomberg. [video clip] >> t
at some half-moments including some questions you posed to president obama and president reagan. just this past weekend, chuck todd with a series of questions to president obama as the president continued his trip through the middle east. here's how that event unfoldeded. >> thank you, president. want to follow up on the peace process. you began your first tearm did, term, big fan fare, cairo speech to talk to the muscle world, the decision to have a middle east envoy early, you said you weren't going to have this slip to your second term with the middle east peace process. what went wrong? why are we further away from a two-state solution? world, the what do you believe went wong -- wrong? did you push israel too hard? what do you wish you had done differently? and mr. prime minister i want to help my colleague over here with the follow-up he had, do you accept the president's understanding that iran is a year away when it comes to nuclear weapons and another question for you -- >> how many? you say you get one question and -- you see how the young lady from channel one, she had one
institute] [applause] >> we will have more coverage of president obama's victory the middle east tomorrow. 11:45n watch it live at a.m. eastern here on c-span. monday night on "worst rachel jackson dies of a heart attack before andrew jackson takes office. his knees becomes the white house hostess. during the next administration. " rachel jackson dies of a heart attack he for andrew jackson takes office. becomes white house hostess. >> now a discussion of the future an of the republican and democratic hearties. correspondent kelly o'donnell moderate this discussion. [applause] >> good morning. we are so glad to have you with us with this set of panelists who have not been on the sidelines. what i like about this is we're with people who have been in the room when decisions are made, they have been on the forefront when the sunshine of politics and the heat of politics has been bearing down on them. they know what it is like and can give us a road map of where things might be headed. we will have some fun, and because my day job lets me ask lots of questions, i want to make sure i ask the
, and also part of president clinton's legacy. i would hope that president obama would learn from that. the american people overwhelmingly support balancing our budgets. and the budget the senate democrats are considering never balances, ever. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and, frankly, much higher taxes from the american people. we certainly hope the president will change his mind and submit a plan that actually balances the budget. let's be clear, the democrats in this town who reject the goal of balancing the budget i think were out of step of where the american people are. the american people know you can't continue to spend money you don't have. i didn't come here for a fancy title or big office. i want to hand my kids and grandkids the same shot at the american dream that i had, not some mountain of debt. that's why republicans are standing with the american people and working to balance he federal budget. >> there's been talk about these budgets here and budgets aren't binding. do you think that budgets cause -- budget process that they are essentially political weapons -- j
, is more so the case with the obama administration. lawyers are the spokespersons. they are behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. obama hasn't employed his lawyers to explain what he's doing to the nation, why he has -- why he is doing it, and to try to make interface between the public an administration policy. which means basically that lawyers have been inseparable from the presidential policies, in particular about war and how we are conducting war under the present administration. there is really nobody better to speak about the issues to which this conference is devoted than jeh johnson, who recently left the department of defense as general counsel. before that he has had other public-service jobs. he was a prosecutor here in the southern district of york for couple of years. he was also general counsel for president clinton for the air force. there are many things you can say about jeh johnson, but from what i have seen and read and heard, hear other things i think are important to say. this is a man who understands and accepts the challenge and the responsibility
standard." obama, i don't think so. but the people in politics read it. particularly republicans. not just elected officials but consultants, strategists, people in government and so on read it. and then we have, we make sure that we have a great readership in the journalistic community in washington. i mean, about 400 copies on the weekend on sunday. they get one at home. and which if you get one on sunday, right, they have a lot better chance of reading it than they would if they get it in the office on monday when they are flooded with other things. so you have the political community, the journalistic community and the academic community. being at the new republic, i remember how, how widely read the new republic was in the academic community. of course, they did not like my stuff. i get letters saying why are you there? at the conservative academic community is a lot smaller, but we circulate among them, too. when you have that great readership, it helps. >> in the wikipedia site -- it talks that he possibly bought this for $1 million from rupert murdoch. why did he not want to feel?
you imagine? bush would've been the pariah of all time. how many people did obama liberate? before you go, -- we lost him. he and others might be interested in the editorial for the wall street journal this morning. host: the wall street journal writes this -- host: mobile, alabama, independent caller. caller: what really interests me about the iraq war was the marketing buildup to the war. you showed a clip of: powell -- colin powell. you had the administration of the american government, and they marketed the war. leading up to it, they used certain technology, welcome to , saddamtruction hussein. ira member during that time, if i see the word saddam hussein one more time, it was like a steady drumbeat of information that the government put out. the media -- you know, the media was just basically going along with it. i mean, it was like the slogans the used, we must support troops. it just went on and on and on. they actually walked into that war. -- those articles you just mentioned from the wall street journal, a lot of people don't understand, the wall street journal is owned by t
two. the senate continues work on a budget resolution. president obama wraps up his trip to israel today and heads to jordan. back here at home, we are seeing more news stories about the sequester. we would like to hear from you this morning, whether you are feeling the impact of sequestration. here are the numbers to call -- host: also, a special phone line set up for federal workers and contractors -- host: also, you can join us on facebook or send us a tweet. you can also e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. it you aren, whether feeling the impact of sequestration. here is the headline from "politico" -- host: here is another story on sequestration -- the "wallht delays in street journal" -- host: you can see the percentage of those flights. the story below that says -- host: if you are a federal worker, you can call us at (202) 585-3883. , independencelle hall, is cutting hours because of sequestration. the automatic cuts mean fewer people will get to see -- is inour first call georgia. theer: i would like to say republicans, they don't seem like they care about the people. people
.org. >> in his weekly address, president obama observes the three-month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. he speaks of legislation currently being worked on at the senate at attempts to reduce gun violence. then senator mike lee of utah delivers the republican address. he talks about the federal budget and wasteful spending. >> it has been three months since the tragic events in newtown, connecticut. three months since we lost 20 innocent children and six dedicated adult who had so much to give. three months since we as americans began asking ourselves if we are doing enough to protect our communities and keep our children safe. for the families who lost loved ones on that terrible day, nothing begins to ease the pain they are feeling right now. it come does not come close to healing the wounds that might never heal. the last few months changed us. it asked us to ask difficult questions on what we can and must do to prevent that kind of massacres we have seen in newtown and aurora, as well as everyday tragedies that happen far too often all across
, and others had obama winning re-election, but you know why not? i thought, i thought romney was going to win. why not say so? >> october 8th, you said this in your twitter message. "the media pull out all the stops to reelect the president." did you really believe that? >> let me -- maybe they did not pull al the stops but certainly pulled out some of them. i like the way they covered the campaign. normally would you take a presidential campaign within the president is running for re-election, his word would be a big issue. they completely ignored it. the record. it was all about what he was doing in the campaign. romney, of course, wanted to make obama's record a part of the campaign and he was highly critical of it. the press didn't pay any attention to that. romney's record, they paid a lot of attention to, going back to his time at bain capital in particular which is why the obama campaign was trying to make the issue. they succeeded. basically. the obama campaign did, i mean, this was, this was not a normal election. a normal re-election of a president election in 2012. because with the
what he was doing in the campaign. romney, of course, wanted to make obama's record a part of the campaign and he was highly critical of it. the press didn't pay any attention to that. romney's record, they paid a lot of attention to, going back to his time at bain capital in particular which is why the obama campaign was trying to make the issue. they succeeded. the obama campaign did, i mean, this was, this was not a normal election. a normal re-election of a president election in 2012. because with the complicity of the press, the issue of romney and being a corporate predator and all of that had become as big or bigger an issue than obama's actual record in the first four years. >> so in reading, you get the impression you feel like you are surrounded by journalists that are all liberal? >> yeah. >> do they tell you what they think?. >> no, they used to when i was younger and was out covering campaigns al the time, but i certainly read them, and it has not changed. >> you know what the liberals would say when they are sitting here talking to you. >> yeah. >> the conserv
] and for this vision, we have been mocked, marginalized, and maligned by president obama, nancy pelosi's, and majority leader harry reid. and people from the republican establishment, like senators john mccain and lindsey graham. our are contemptuous of vision, and our vision is distinctly different from today's reality. our country is $17 trillion in debt, and we are headed to bankruptcy. our gross domestic product shrunk, and wall street profits it. seven out of the 10 wealthiest counties in america are right here in boom town d.c. like "the hunger games." corrupted deals are standard operating procedure. yet, in the heartland, and in point is in the double digits. is in doublent digits. when obamacare is fully enacted, a million people will lose their current health insurance. bemillion people will still uninsured. have toily of four will pay $20,000 per year for the cheapest health-care plan. studies show that medicaid surgical patients today are far more likely to die than those that have no insurance at all. ae affordable care act is con. in reality, it is not affordable, callous, and cool. -- c
obamacare, which was the central issue the last campaign where you remember president obama was re-elected, the senate went even more democratic, and the house democrats gained seats and won over a million more votes than the republicans. normal people would think that the obamacare issue might be settled. does anybody realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republ
. and president obama this evening heads overseas far trip to the middle east for a meeting with israel's prime minister on wednesday. meanwhile the front page says workers are saving too little to retire. 57% reported less than $25,000 in total household savings and investments. we'll begin there. and ats, republicans independents call on the lines below. your retirement and savings. or post your comments on facebook.com/c-span and email us at journal@c-span.org. here's "the wall street journal" this morning a front page story about this new report expected to come out today, and it says here workers and customers in the u.s. are bracing for a retirement crisis even as the stock market sits near highs and the economy shows improvement. host: so we're getting your take on this. your retirement andization. tell us if you are and why and if you are not, why not? it's a story in the "usa today" as well this morning confidence in retirement continues to flail about this report, because americans have to cope with many immediate financial concerns retirement is taking a backseat. only 2% of workers
jerroldepresented j nadler president obama's news conference yesterday with u.s. policy towards syria and what could signal u.s. involvement in that nation. here is the president yesterday. [video clip] >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria, you have a war zone. you have information that is filtered out, but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was the nature of the incident, what can we document, and what can we prove. i have instructed my teams to work mostly -- closely with all countries of the region and international organ -- organizations to find out exactly whether or not this red line was crossed. at thisote without point having all the facts there me, that we know syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. inknow that there are those the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons, if necessary, to protect themselves. of anyeply skeptical claim that, in fact, it was the opposition that use chemical weapons. e
from the carnegie endowment for international peace. later, president obama meets with palestinian authority president mahood abbas -- mahmoud abbas. u.s. forcesago, invaded iraq with the mission of overthrowing the regime of saddam hussein. at the start of the invasion president bush addressed the nation from the oval office. >> my fellow citizens, at this hour american and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger. on my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine saddam hussein's ability to wage war. these are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. more than 35 countries are giving crucial support, from the use of naval and air bases, to help with intelligence and logistics, to the deployment of combat units. every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense. to all of the men and women of the united states armed forces now in the middle east,
candidates, president obama, governor romney, agreed on one thing and that was that the people of this country faced a fundamental choice in the direction we were going to take. and the american people voted and they resoundedly rejected the approach that is now taken once again for the third year in a row in this republican budget. this budget, as we've heard over the last couple days, fails on a number of counts. number one, it adopts the european style austerity approach that we've seen slow down economies in many parts of europe. we should instead be focusing on job growth and putting people back to work rather than a budget like this budget which will result in 750,000 fewer americans working by the end of this year. that's according to the independent nonpartisan congressional budget office. and it will result in more than two million fewer people working next year. it also fails the test of taking a balanced approach. because it is founded on the failed idea that combiffing another round of tax cuts to people at the very high end of the income scale will somehow trickle
was removed, for sure. great elation that said obama hussain was removed, for sure. ddamthis was -- that said do hussein was removed, for sure. at the government level, the strategic agreement is still in place, but it would not be wrong to say that the government of see at the moment does not the american presence or influence as an integral part of its political calculation. it was a few years ago when political decisions were taken. they always factored in what the americans fought and that was certainly true. you probably remember when your the ambassador to baghdad. i do not think that is the situation now. i would even ventured to say that there is more wait for what the iranian regime things about political decisions in iraq, whether it is forming a cabinet any other major political decision. thathat does not mean americans have lost all possible influence. i think americans still have a considerable amount of soft power. i think they should use it not only with the government, and they are actually using it, to be fair, in support of civil society. i think in supporting the segment of
and balances within a decade. president obama and the congressional democrats say that they want to get america back to work and support a balanced approach to our fiscal problems. but they also support record deficits and budgets that never, ever balance. instead of government living within its means, the democrats' budgets raise taxes to fuel more spending and in turn millions of americans remain out of work. the only place that these failed policies will lead is to higher unemployment, depressed wages and a crushing debt crisis. the majority of americans are not satisfied with the current state of our economy and they're not hopeful about the future. and who can plame them? i believe the american people -- blame them? i believe the american people deserve more than the status quo and i believe the american people deserve leaders here in washington who are honest with themselves and their constituents about the challenges facing our nation and what it's going to take to get our nation back on track. 30 seconds? mr. ryan: another 30 seconds. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized for an addit
by national captioning institute] >> coming up a news conference with president obama and israeli prime ministers netanyahu. on thehat, discussion syrian civil war. that is followed by the fed chair ben bernanke. president obama is in israel tonight. the two leaders held a joint news conference following their meetings and answered questions on the iran nuclear program and the two state solution. this is 40 minutes. >> mr. president, it is a great pleasure to host you here in jerusalem. you have graciously hosted me many times in washington. i'm pleased to have this opportunity to reciprocate. i hope the goodwill and the warmth of the people of israel. >> very much so. >> we had an opportunity to begin discussions on a ridwide of issues. range including this is the iran pursuit of nuclear weapons. youhave made it clear that are determined to prevent iran from developing nuclear weapons. i appreciate your forthright position. i also appreciate that you have noted and have acted to thwart this threat, both through diplomacy and strong sanctions that are getting stronger yet. notwithstandi
that what they are doing to obama after they put , inin the chair that we florida, as older people, as you call it, done it worked and paid into it, we need the health thing. i have been on its in putting sinced i have seen -- 1988. i have seen it three or four times change. why do they put any president in and they keep changing it? now, they put obama in their -- there. ,ou say it is not a racial call but it looks everything base -- that he says, they knock him down area an. we old people deserve to have -- proper medical care. you have other colors. host: this is a statement by the chairman of the policy committee -- host: back to the phones, rick in massachusetts is on our line for independents. go ahead. caller: good morning, everyone. i am in the upper middle income bracket and i support the health care law. until we get to the point where hospitals refuse people with no insurance, we have to make sure that people that can pay for it , pay for it. am a bit disgusted that the largest group against it are that are on medicare. as people know, that is the program that has to be reformed
." and thoughts from michelle obama on the role of first lady throughout history. now available for the discounted plus shipping. c-span.org/products. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. next here on c-span, republican national committee chairman) this talk about the future of the -- reince priebus talks about the future of the gop. then, sarah palin at the conservative political action conference. after that, more of our first ladies series. riebus least a report monday on changing the gop. needs tos the party do a better job attracting minorities, women and younger voters. and the -- change the conception that they are the party of the rich. [applause] >> i appreciate that introduction. thank you for the introduction of in welcoming us to the press club. i know most of you came for eggs and coffee but thank you for staying for the speech. i want to recognize our co-chair sharon day and our treasurer tony day.-- tony parker. most of you and most of all, i want to think and how grateful i am to this opportunity pr
. and i think president obama is getting better. today he's meeting with 13 senators tonight at the jefferson hotel in washington. which maybe our conference helped move along. but it is tough -- i want to mention one other thing. it's tough because it's hard tore deal with the congress and sometimes it's unpless tonight deal with the congress. but there is no other choice, the president must engage. but one of the other issues i want to raise quickly is another factor, and charlie you talked about this a bit. in the days we were building this country, the space program and all these wonderful things it was easier to work together. let's look at the things they are dealing with today, sequester, how are we going to cut medicare, social security, how are we going to get the budget down. these are tough. these are politically difficult positions to take. in an environment where everything is just cutting and reducing, it's not natural for people to enjoy doing the job under those circumstances. they don't necessarily feel as positive towards each other and friendly to reach out
obama's trip to the middle east. followed by the history and importance of presidential press conferences with bill plante. and then a review of missle defense systems with michael o' hanlon. >> republican senator tom cobur topn to cut spending and the budget, as well as the debate over gun legislation. he has proposed 23 amendments to the current budget bill. on newsmakers, sunday at 10:00 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. eastern. >> monday night on "first ladies," called a bigamist and rachel jackson dies before taken office. hostess.elson is the ingleton van buren is hostens for her father. now i look at hurricane sandy recovery efforts with testimony from fema administrator of craig craig fugate, house secretary shaun donovan, and jo-ellen darcy. security hearing -- this homeland's security committee meeting is just over two hours. >> will come to order. thank you all. it is very nice to see you. thank you to our witnesses for joining us today. it is an important hearing. it was october 29 in delaware when hurricane sandy made landfall. theimpact was particular in mitt atlantic. it was d
, and then barack obama picked you to be the head of nie age. nih. how did that happen? >> medicine, non-partisan. may always be that way. that is something we should value if we care about our health and that of our family and our friends and our constituents. this is not something where republicans and democrats generally differ. the president9, in his brief made this announcement, and then i want to ask you what happened. [video clip] dowe knew the work that you would not get done if left solely to the private sector. some research does not lend itself to a quick profit, and that is why places like the nih were founded, and that is why my administration is for the pursuit of discovery, and that is why we are announcing we were awarded $5 billion, that is with a b, in grants through the recovery act to conduct cutting- edge research all across the america. >> assuming you were in the room, what happened to the $5 billion? >> it went to accelerate some very exciting science that otherwise would have taken a lot longer. we have talked about cancer. our ability to know for 20 different ca
disability. i think it goes beyond just fixing the budget. as far as health care and obama care, as far as going beyond fixing the budget like health care. i live in a very economically depressed area. you almost have to be wealthy or have real good insurance where you can see a dentist. that should be included with health care. guest: you mentioned medicare and social security. these are things they will talk about in the next few months. we talk about changing the cpi or the way payments are made or the eligibility age or changing medicare as a voucher system. these are things they will talk about and it goes beyond the budget and it is part of the budget. without these changes, they don't think they can have federal help. host: in "the baltimore sun" - guest: that's a big complaint we heard during the budget process produced -- the republican said in the first year of the democratic budget would do with very little to fix the problems. there was a proposal to switch to biennial budgeting. having a long-term plan that means something that they can change the next year takes broad cons
in 2015 by replacing -- by replacing paper with the electronic records. president obama hearing from members of the black caucus on his cabinet. he says african-american should build some of those top jobs. another story from capitol hill. amazon both shows there is more support of the issue of internet taxes on capitol hill. it would give states the power to levy -- levied online purchases. our question for you is what you think about non-violent illegal immigrants and whether they should be detained. this was spurred by an editorial piece this weekend. morning.ood what happened to americans who are working and living illegally oversees such as mexico or the caribbean? america if you are working unlawfully in the bahamas and are caught you will be arrested and severely fined. the second issue i am going to raise very quickly. why focus on violence versus non-violence? there are very many serious crimes that are not not violent. weaponst -- possession, methamphetamine possession. those are some -- are very serious crimes that can hurt someone but not necessarily violent. host: where
to know president obama the way that i have gotten to know. i think you heard something that is very meaningful. it might have escaped you, but it has not escaped me. the president announced that in addition to all of the aid his administration is providing, including iron dome and defense funding for israel during difficult times, he as announce that we will begin talk is on another 10 year process to ensure american military assistance to israel. this is very significant. i want to express my thanks for everything you have done. i went to thank you for the statement new made. it is very important. i think israelis will judge this by the unfolding events and what is taking place. there is a very simple answer to your question, the gentleman from nbc. this is second term president and third term prime minister. [laughter] >> thank you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] -- this is president obama's second trip to israel. >> the supplies were to be issued by a brigade and he hospital was to be cre
this country we had a vigorous debate. president obama laid out his vision of how we deal with some of our big challenges with respect to the economy and the budget. governor romney did the same thing. and both of them said the american people faced a very important and fundamental choice. and the american people chose. they chose to support president obama's vision of accelerating economic growth, putting more people back to work, taking a shared responsibility approach to our long-term deficits so we bring them down in a balanced smart way and they rejected the idea that we're going to move the economy forward by giving windfall tax cuts to the very wealthiest in the country and the benefits of that would trickle down and lift everybody up. they rejected that lopsided approach that balance the budgets on the backs of everybody but the folks at the very top. balance the budget on the backs of our kids' education by slashing important investments. in that category of spending we make these important investments for our country and our future, they double the cut from the sequester. so those ar
of the healthiest economies we have had. president obama should do likewise. work with the republicans in congress together to put forward a plan that will in fact balance a budget and help american families enjoy real prosperity and a much more secure retirement. >> good morning. this is a good week for house republicans. this is also a week of contrasts. years.get balances in 10 their budget never balances. and raises $1 worth of taxes. i think the question for the american people s. which budget actually helps? which helps people? well, i would say that a balanced budget is going to help grow our economy and provide the certainty needed that so many people out there looking for the government to do the very same thing they are having to do at home. which budget helps those who are in need? our budget provides a prescription to save the social safety nets of medicare, medicaid. theirs doesn't. theirs brings about the demise of those programs. which budget brings about the kind of tax reform that people want in this country? lower rates, fair and simpler tax code. our budget does that. theirs rai
, president obama has missed the budget deadline more than any other president. he's now missed it four out of five times. in the 90 years between 1923 and 2013, president obama is the only president to miss the deadline two years in a row. he's the only president who missed the deadline three out of four years in his first term and he holds the record for the longest delay, 98 days, maybe he's -- maybe that's the record, he's trying to beat. so i want to commend again my colleagues in the congressional black caucus for bringing forward a budget. i think it's extremely important that we have all sorts of different ideas out here on the floor to be able to debate and have people take a perspective on and have the opportunity to vote yay or nay on, i would respectfully suggest, however, that their budget move this is country in the wrong direction, not the right direction and we'll urge opposition to their budget proposalened i reserve the balance of our time. the chair: the gentleman reserves, the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: i yield to a member of the budget committee, ms. moore. the
that we have taken full advantage of those opportunities, and i hope very much as we enter a second obama administration that the administration is going to have a greater and deeper focus on the importance of iraq and did engage iraq more fully, more frequently, and at higher levels, because we have seen what happens when the relationship deteriorates, as it did after 1958, and particularly under saddam. with our military leverage gone, we need to take advantage of the agreement to increase our political leverage, not to make iraq do things, but to demonstrate to iraq that it has a partner, it has an ally, it has options other than looking to iran for all the reasons that emma sky just laid out. >> there is a limited bandwidth in washington in dealing with these issues, and part of the tragedy of afghanistan, was that we turned so much of our attention to iraq, and with the administration's focus in afghanistan, as well as a broader set of issues, it has come at a cost in dealing with it around. >> as has been said in the we are a great power and we can do more than one thing at one time
:30 for a few votes on measures debated earlier. we'll have live coverage. --sident obama noting to beated thomas perez the next labor secretary. here is that announcement. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, accompanied by thomas perez. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. everybody have a seat. as i have said before, my top priority as president is doing everything we need to do to make sure we are growing our economy and that we are strengthening our middle class. as i said in the state of the union address, every day we should ask ourselves three questions -- one, how do we make sure america is a magnet for good jobs, two, how do we need to equip people for good jobs, and, three, how do we make sure that hard work pays off in a decent living? have are the challenges i instructed my team and cabinet to focus on, and a position that is instrumental to tackling this challenges is having an outstanding secretary of labor. thanking begin by hilda solis and her entire team, [applause] including the acting secretary harris, for the outstanding work they have been doing
us into iraq. unfortunately we have not learned from all we lost in iraq. as president obama has also committed us to an additional 10 years in afghanistan, thanks to a strategic security agreement he made without congress voting on it or even debating it. this weekend i read two articles that really spoke to the corruption happening in afghanistan. one was an a.p. article i read in my hometown paper titled "u.s. helicopter crashes in afghanistan killing one" and the other is from "the new york times" titled "afghans protest u.s. special forces: complaints about night rage spark calls for withdrawal." i'll quote from the first article. the crash has come as united states officials are grappling with tough talk from president karzai whose recent anti-american rhetoric has complicated relations at a time when international troops are withdrawing from the war. the article continues saying, karzai stated this week by accusing the united states and the taliban of being in conclusion on two daily suicide bombings last weekend in an effort to create instability and give security forces an ex
the israeli government is interested in occupying a ron and i do not -- iran and i do not think the obama administration wants to do so. but it seems the strategy is to make some surgical strike to knock out the iranian pat -- iranian it's your capacity. -- nuclear capacity. is that possible for an example of faith based strategy? you have raised the importance of understanding how the opponent will respond. what is the likely response of the iranians to what is -- to what we hope will be a surgical strike? >> i will deal with iraq and iran then there is another issue i will address. who bears this possibility? fairly the answer is obvious. we do. we started the war. the iraqis did not attack us. we went in. some may say for legitimate reasons, others miss a dubious reasons. some, like myself, for fraudulent reasons. we started its of the arrest of will for what happened. -- so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better carry it -- we started it so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better. i wonder how they look at us in that connection. every w
-span 3 and c-span radio and c- span.org. tonight on c-span president obama's press conference with the king of jordan. after that, egyptian politics and elections. continues hisa first trip of his second term visiting israel, the west bank, and jordan. he met with king abdullah. king abdullah said jordan is housing refugees and expects the number to double by the end the year. president obama says the u.s. will provide financial aid to jordan. this is about 40 minutes. >> i remember you were here when you were a senator. i hope you are enjoying your second term. we are delighted to have these discussions. they were very, very fruitful on the strategic partnership. we are very grateful to you, sir, and the administration, as well as congress for the continued support as has been shown over so many years. and this partnership throughout the years has provided us to get to where we are today. and we continue that you will continue to help us secure regional peace. we did have an opportunity to discuss syria. as you know, we are horrified by the loss of life and brutality. if this
merger for us airways >> tomorrow on "washington journal" a discussion on president obama's trip to the middle east with nathan guttman and said arikat. the plante will discuss importance of presidential press conferences. and they guessed from the brookings institute. -- and a guest from the brookings institute. "washington journal" live at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> you can take pictures of the brain with m ir scans and see the whole thing. there is this enormous gap in between on how the circuits in the brain functions in order to move my hands were looking you in process that information or to lay down a memory. we do not know how it works. a lot of this will be technologies that will be devout. a lot of this will be nano technologies. we need to be able to record thousands of brain cells at the same time and understand how the circuits work. that is a brain at to the map that is being talked about. we do not really have a map for , but it is is an exciting moment to put something together. nih directorthe dr. francis collins sunday night on c-span's "q&a." >> now actress m
6 >> today on c-span, "newsmakers" with republican senator tom coburn. followed by president obama's remarks from his trip abroad in israel. and later, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> this week on "newsmakers," i want to welcome back senator tom coburn, a clin, from oklahoma, joining us from capitol hill today. and in studio, jeremy peters, congressional reporter and kneel, roll call congressional reporter. let me begin with the first question. the house has passed the continuing resolution that the senate passed this week to keep the government running for this budget year, avoiding a government shutdown. what do you think that says about the process going forward for negotiations on some sort of grand bargain? >> well, the first thing it shows is we actually passed an appropriation bill even though -- called a continuing resolution, the vast majority of what was passed were appropriation bills. so it was kind of an omnibus ppropriation bill. it had very limited amendment opportunity. but i think it's a great thing. the house pass passed it right after we passed it. so w
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